How do I know when to remove an ingrown hair or splinter?
Always wait for the hair or splinter to break the surface. If a splinter isn’t already poking out from the surface of the skin upon entering it, your body will naturally begin to reject it, and you’ll be able to use the fine points of the Ingrown Hair Tweezer to remove the splinter. When it comes to ingrown hair, don’t try to ‘dig’ or ‘break’ the skin as it has the potential to scar or become infected. Wait for the hair to break the surface itself, and then use the fine points of the Tweezer to remove it.
Can I use a Slant Tweezer to remove an ingrown hair or splinter?
Due to the angle of Slant Tweezers, it’s more challenging to use to grab the hair poking through the surface of the skin. If a Slant Tweezer is misused, it can also cut the hair, leaving hair at the root and the tip of the hair beneath the skin; this could lead to infection.
What’s the difference between the Ingrown Hair/Splintertweeze and a Point Tweezer?
There are two main differences between the Ingrown Hair/Splintertweeze and a Point Tweezer. First, the body of the Splintertweeze is longer than that of the body on the Point Tweezer. Secondly, the tips of the Splintertweeze are longer and come to an even finer point, which makes removing anything embedded under the skin easier and more efficient.
Can I use the Ingrown Hair/Splintertweeze to shape my brows?
Whilst it is a ‘Point Tweezer’ which is commonly used to tweeze finer hairs on the brow line, the Ingrown Hair/Splintertweeze has a much longer body and grip that can be quite difficult to manage when trying to grip hair around the brows. It’s also advised not to use the same Tweezers to do two different jobs. However, if that’s the case, always make ensure you’re cleaning your tools to avoid exposure to germs and bacteria.
What types of hair is the Ingrown Hair/Splintertweeze meant to remove?
The Ingrown Hair/Splintertweeze is specifically designed to remove ingrown hairs but is also extremely effective in anything embedded under the skin, like splinters and thorns.
Though they might appear unsightly and sometimes uncomfortable, people aren’t alone in having them. Hair usually grows up and out but due to the way it's cut or the texture of the hair (fair or coarse), it can lay flat to the skin and become trapped beneath it. That's when ingrown hair occurs and leave red bumps on your skin.
How do I prevent ingrown hairs?
Dead skin can clog hair follicles which can cause hairs to grow sideways under the skin. If hair lays flat against the surface of the skin, the tip of the hair can end up penetrating the skin to go beneath it. Regular exfoliation is key, especially if you’re regularly waxing, shaving or using other hair removal methods.
How common are ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hairs are very common and for those that shave or wax, they're prone to having to deal with and prevent them in the future. Everyone can be affected by ingrown hair but those with sensitive skin are a lot more susceptible to hair bumps and skin irritation.